IN the first round of our ‘Perfect Promotion XI’ polls it is the battle of the goalkeepers.

As we pit the class of 2015 against the current crop of promoted Cherries, there is a feeling of old heroes going up against new stars.

That is very much the case in between the sticks, with veteran Artur Boruc and academy graduate Mark Travers at very different stages of their careers when they earnt promotion with Cherries.

Eccentric shotstopper Artur Boruc was parachuted in on loan from neighbours Southampton after Lee Camp failed to impress in net, whilst Irishman Travers was in some ways thrown into the firing line in a make-do start to Scott Parker’s reign as Cherries boss.

Former Celtic ‘keeper Boruc made 37 appearances after missing the first seven league games of the season, recording 16 clean sheets as Cherries went on to win the league title.

He later joined Cherries on a permanent basis the following summer, going on to make a total of 129 appearances in red and black.

Heading into last season, few would have predicted that Mark Travers would have ended the campaign as the winner of the golden glove.

Asmir Begovic departed Cherries in the summer, leaving incoming head coach Parker with the conundrum of replacing one of the club’s top performers in the previous season.

Orjan Nyland arrived from Norwich City to provide competition for the young Travers, but in the end the Norwegian proved only to be cover as the Irishman went from strength to strength over the course of the campaign.

In January even the arrival of Freddie Woodman, the 2020-21 winner of the Championship’s golden glove, could not keep Travers out of the side.

In total, Travers made 45 league appearances, recording 20 clean sheets.

So who is going in goal? Vote below:

Daily Echo - Perfect Promotion XI 

Over the next few weeks, we will be pitting other members of each side against each other, giving Daily Echo readers the opportunity to select the members of their ‘Perfect Promotion XI’.

In order to qualify for selection, players will have had to have played 1500 minutes of league action to be eligible for selection in a poll.

Whilst both sides played different systems and shapes, we will be keeping things basic by utilising a 4-4-2 formation.

Voting will last for two days, allowing as many Daily Echo readers to vote as possible.